Rumours don’t stop just because the transfer window has closed, and there are stories circulating around Aaron Ramsey and a possible return to The Emirates.
The Welshman left Arsenal last summer on a free transfer, after eleven years at the club. The Welsh midfielder built a special bond with the fans after scoring some important goals for the club, none more so than his FA Cup Final winning goals in 2014 and 2017 against Hull and Chelsea respectively.
Ramsey left for Juventus, but sounds coming from the Turin club are that Maurizio Sarri is willing to let Rambo go from the club after just one season. The Welshman has struggled for fitness in his time in Italy, and when fit he has flitted in and out of the side too. This has led to speculation that Ramsey could well be on his way out of the club early doors.
Ramsey and fitness struggles are nothing new and it was perhaps this that meant that Ramsey never quite fulfilled his massive potential at Arsenal. While he was far from a failure as a Gunner, his talent and his time at The Emirates should have etched him firmly in the list of legends.
However, he never quite managed that. He scored plenty and some of his goals – his backheel volley vs CSKA, his backheel against Fulham and his thunderbolt against Galatasaray – will live long in the memory. But Ramsey left under a cloud after initially refusing to sign a new contract offer. The Welshman was in the belief that he should have been one of the top earners and demanded more.
Ramsey then reneged on his refusal, but the club had also gone back on their offer so Ramsey then had no option but to leave, leading him to sign for Juve. With no transfer fee, his wages are on the high side, and while there are stories linking him with a return to Arsenal, if he does leave it is more likely that he would go to a club who could pay more, with United leading the queue for the suspected summer mover.
Ramsey still has time to leave his mark in Turin and could well make the move a successful one, but as it stands, the Welshman could be leaving after just one season.
Keep your eye on The Arsenal Review for the latest developments.